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Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

January 24, 2017
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Ever watched a K-drama and felt crushing envy over a character's insanely extravagant home? We did. Whether its a posh bachelor loft, futuristic masterpiece or an opulent palace, there's always something amazing to keep our eyes glued to the TV screen.

Fancy yourself a seasoned K-drama expert? Then knowing your 'Coffee Prince' from your 'Rooftop Prince' from the look of their homes should be easy as pie. Challenge yourself - can you match all 7 houses to their popular K-drama characters correctly?


Guess The House #1: Moody Mansion

Gothic windows, Georgian style architecture and pretty creepers - a scene perfect for a fairytale, or a nightmare? This moody home is just like its owner, balancing perfectly between light and dark, the old and the new. Who does this mid-century modern manor belong to?

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Answer: Goblin - Kim Shin's Home

Having been on Earth for 939 years, Kim Shin (played by Gong Yoo) knows a thing or two about decorating a home with style; Old-school elements, like vintage accessories and mid-century furniture, pair against new, minimalist wooden and glass fittings.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Here's How To Get The Look

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Mix mid-century modern furniture and lighting with simple minimalist carpentry, like this dining space.

Architect: EHKA Studio
Location: Lentor Green

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Vintage knick knacks like a traditional typewriter or radios provide an olden time glamour.

Interior Designer: The Scientist
Location: Serangoon Avenue

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

This classic, muted bedroom reminds us of Grim Reaper's own in the show!

Interior Designer: Fuse Concept
Location: Punggol Walk


Guess The House #2: Luxury Penthouse

Here's a hint: This fancy penthouse apartment is as posh and smooth as its character. And no, your mind isn't playing tricks - the space is so over-the-top, it's even got a glass-encased living room with a million-dollar view of the city, and a private attic by the cavernous bedroom.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Answer: Legend of the Blue Sea - Heo Joon Jae's Home

A wily con artist, Lee Min Ho’s character Joon Jae may not be trusted with money, but we definitely have faith in his good taste. Plush, understated furniture in creams and cosy cove lights are used everywhere to create an luxury, upscale look.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Here's How To Get The Look

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Keep things simple by reducing the amount of visible clutter, featuring instead more clean, contemporary accessories.

Interior Designer: Idees Interior Design
Location: Jalan Kemajuan

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Bring a little uptown luxurious comfort with a faux mink rug and leather reclining chair.

Interior Designer: Design by Fifteen
Location: St. Regis


Guess The Home #3: Dream Bachelor's Loft

Sharp, neat and masculine - three words that define this home and its owner. Even when this character isn't teaching, he feeds his academic soul with a good book by the grand two-storey library, or fiddles with his telescope by an indoor-star gazing area, complete with a full grown tree. We're hinting so hard, it hurts.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Answer: My Love From Another Star - Do Min Joon's Loft

This one should be pretty easy to guess; Insanely popular with viewers for its imaginative layout and memorable scenes (like the bathroom one that launched a thousand nosebleeds) Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun)’s bachelor pad is so iconic, it now has its own permanent house exhibit for tourists.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Here's How To Get The Look

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Incorporate some contrasting textures to a sleek interior for an urban look, such as this home's grey wooden tiles.

Interior Designer: Architology
Location: Sunrise

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

While most this loft is covered in pale, creamy white, masculine elements are at play, such as the sharp, boxy furniture and monochrome details.

Interior Designer: Weiken.com
Location: Waterbay


Guess The Home #4: California Beach Villa

Pristine and styled to perfection, only the insanely rich can afford a magazine-worthy home that's too gorgeous to live in. Flooded in white, and flanked by floor to ceiling windows which provide a jaw-dropping view of the beach, which multi-millionaire character owns this holiday home in California?

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Answer: Heirs - Kim Tan's Holiday Villa

Well, you know you’re in for an extravagant, mind-blowing home with a title like ‘Heirs’. Kim Tan’s amazing beachside mansion along the coast of California got not only Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye) floored, but viewers everywhere too.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Here's How To Get The Look

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

It’s all about using an all-white palette, selecting quality furniture and then adding a bit of beach-side, laid back cool with pops of colour and well matched accessories.

Interior Designer: Icon Interior
Location: Clover Way

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Of course, if you have a bigger budget to blow, this home in Singapore is easily on par, with its tall, glass windows looking out into the swimming pool and greenery.

Architect: Greg Shand Architects
Location: Cove Way 1


Guess The Home #5: Futuristic Masterpiece

A spaceship-looking home in the middle of a forest? Nope, this is not the making of a sci-fi drama. Here's a clue - The look of this futuristic house is as bizarre and fantastic as the change its owner had to go through.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Answer: Secret Garden - Joo Won's Lake House

We’d love to swap lives with Hyun Bin’s character Joo Won if it means getting to live in this! Angular on the outside and rounded in, this house by the lake is unbelievable, even by K-drama standards. Its interiors are kept ultra minimal, covering the space in glossy white marble, with a hint of wood for contrast. Surreal.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Here's How To Get The Look

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

You don't need a lot of space to achieve that vast, avant-garde look; Bring visual interest by combining bold strokes with the curved, organic lines in your furniture or carpentry.

Interior Designer: Story of Us
Location: Reflections @ Keppel Bay

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

On the high end of the spectrum, this home is an equally ritzy rendition of the lake house, with curved false ceilings that jump out and an unblocked view of the surrounding city.

Architect: Czarl Architects
Location: P House


Guess The Home #6: Ornate Palace

On the other hand, this home is the complete opposite of minimalist. Ornate wallpapers, gilded French furniture and all sorts of fancy embellishments are a telltale sign of its character's wealth and elite status; Not hard to imagine becoming spoiled and pampered living in such a magnificent mansion!

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Answer: Boys Over Flowers - Gu Jun Pyo's Mansion

Same same, but different. While we might be getting obvious deja vu from another Cinderella rags-to-riches story (we’re looking at you, Heirs), Lee Min Ho’s privileged alter ego Gu Jun Pyo here is different in terms of (hair) and interior style; The heir to Korea’s largest chaebol lives in an ostentatious mansion that could rival even the palace Versailles.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Here's How To Get The Look

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Go for an all-out maximalist design, using quality materials and ritzy colours like gold and brown.

Interior Designer: Weiken.com
Location: Telok Kurau

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

If not, traditional European furniture always works, with chandeliers and rich heavy fabrics for that instant shot of classical glamour.

Interior Designer: Fifth Avenue Interior
Location: Punggol Drive


Guess The Home #7: Korean Seaside Villa

With a hefty price tag of $1 million, what's not to love about this sophisticated seaside villa? A trailblazer in every sense, industrial and eclectic elements combine to create a cool space that's ahead of its time. We can totally imagine a frazzled superstar or a stressed out writer coming here to relax and recharge.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Answer: Full House - Han Ji Eun's Home

Here’s a home worth fighting (and possibly getting into a fake contract marriage) for. Thirteen years on, and Han Ji Eun’s seaside Incheon home is still a trendsetter; That’s right, this timelessly cool villa did cement screed floors and open-concept kitchens long before you did.

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Here's How To Get The Look

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

Full-on industrial interiors are too dull. Instead, put a unique spin to your usual utilitarian look by adding some colourful features, like a feature brick wall.

Interior Designer: Asolidplan
Location: Eng Hoon Road

Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!
Guess The K-Drama Character Based On Their Home!

This HDB flat doesn't have full length windows like the ones in Full House, but it still manages to stay bright with the help of a bleached-out interior.

Interior Designer: Museum Homes
Location: Telok Blangah Rise


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